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Butternut Lake in Forest County - Luke Ernster

Butternut Lake in Forest County - Luke Ernster
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DNR Contacts for Butternut Lake

Butternut-Franklin Lakes Association Inc [exit DNR]

Butternut-Franklin Lakes Improvement Association [exit DNR]

Find A Lake > Forest County > Butternut Lake

Butternut Lake
Forest County, 1246 Acres

Butternut Lake is a 1246 acre lake located in Forest County. It has a maximum depth of 42 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from public boat landings. Fish include Panfish, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye. The lake's water clarity is very clear.


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Fish

  • Smallmouth Bass (Abundant)
  • Walleye (Abundant)
  • Panfish (Common)
  • Northern Pike (Present)

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** About Boating Ordinances: Before boating on an unfamiliar Wisconsin waterways check for a sign at the public boat landing to determine if there are local regulations (more restrictive than state law) which may apply on that waterbody. Also be sure to review the document Wisconsin Boating Regulations at http://dnr.wi.gov/files/pdf/pubs/le/le0301.pdf to learn about statewide regulations. There may be a delay between the time an ordinance is passed and the time it gets into our database. Therefore, the only way to know for sure if a water body has an ordinance in effect is to look for a sign posted at a public boat landing.